Past Meetup

Creative Light: Digital Techniques for Photographers in PS and LR

This Meetup is past

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Adobe Conference Center

801 N 34th St · Seattle, WA

How to find us

it's the door that faces the Aurora Bridge

Location image of event venue


David Julian is returning to the Seattle Area Photoshop Users Group to demonstrate some of the digital techniques he uses to breathe life and emotion into his photographs.

Sometimes our pictures need a little processing magic to make them match our vision.

We may want to craft something completely new from what we shot in camera, or a new look for a new series of images.

Let's dare to experiment, push the sliders and invite creativity!

Using Photoshop (and some Lightroom), Dave will show how many images can be greatly improved in layer-less Lightroom while others benefit from the precision of masks within the light-loving layers in Photoshop**.

There will be time reserved for Q+A. Software prizes will be raffled at evening's end, so do bring your lucky charm. To enter the raffle, members MUST sign in with email address and phone#.

Bio: David Julian holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a widely published photographer, illustrator and mixed-media artist. Over the past 25 years, he has created art for nationwide clients and for galleries, institutions and collectors. His love for psychology and science is evident in diverse works that blend beauty, mystery and imagination. He has published in Nikon World, After Capture, PRINT, Communication Arts, Archive, Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder, PC Photo, DoubleExposure, PhotoMedia, JPG, Layers, SHOTS, and many other arts resources.

Dave also instructs individuals and teaches group workshops at many locations including Pacific Northwest Art School, The Santa Fe Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, Anderson Ranch, Bald Head Island Conservatory, Pratt Institute, University of Hawaii and the Lepp Institute.

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**Although he prefers non-destructive digital editing, a few thousand pixels are indeed gently bent when absolutely necessary.